Working to make Albany’s 1.5 square miles a little bit better!
While the City of Albany has relied for years on dedicated members of the community as volunteers for special events and the senior center, a formalized and expanded City Volunteer Program was not conceived until 2002. The Volunteer Program was designed to match qualified volunteers with various city departments in need of assistance for special projects, events and day-to-day tasks. In the program, volunteers gain hands-on experience in city government, serve their community, develop a sense of community pride, enhance the City’s programs in a cost-efficient manner, establish a sense of teamwork and meet other community members.
The City of Albany utilizes volunteers on an as-needed basis for short and long-term assignments within a variety of City departments and at special events such as Dinner With Albany, the Fourth of July Celebration, Friends of Albany Park Clean-up Days or any other City department events.
We can use YOUR help at all our special events, check-out our events page for all the details.
Friends of Albany Parks
The Friends of Albany Parks program is designed to encourage community members to get involved with the care, maintenance and beautification of their favorite neighborhood park. Park Community Discussion & Gala events provide social gatherings geared toward developing ideas for park improvement and getting residents involved with maintaining our neighborhood parks. These events also help foster a better sense of community and build social capital as neighbors meet and work with one another. Friends of Albany Park members then recruit their friends and neighbors to come together for a Clean-Up Day after the Gala.
Volunteers who attend the Clean-Up Day will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks t-shirt. Lunch provided by Albany Community Foundation
Albany Bulb Clean-Up and Native Tree Planting
Saturday, February 17 | 9 am
Albany Hill Gala:
Wednesday, March 21 | 6:30 pm
Near the park entrance at the end of Jackson Avenue
Albany Hill Clean-Up
Saturday, March 31 | 9 am
Ocean View Park Clean-Up
Saturday, April 7 | 9 am
Memorial Park Gala:
Wednesday, April 25 | 6:30 pm
At the Picnic Area / Fire Pit
Memorial Park Clean-Up
Saturday, May 5 | 9 am
Terrace Park Gala:
Wednesday, July 25 | 6:30 pm
At the Picnic Area
Audio-Visual Apprentice Program
Ages 13–17 • May–October 2018 • 4 Volunteer Openings Available
We are looking for four crew members to join the A/V Apprentice Program! Learn how to use professional audio and video equipment while producing TV and web content. Participants will also gain valuable work experience while having fun in a team environment. There is no cost for this program. Participants will get hands-on experience learning live sound for musical and spoken-word events, stage lighting, event production, multi-camera video broadcast, audio/ video recording and editing, as well as practical advice related to job skills. After completing the A/V Apprentice Program, crew members will receive an official City of Albany certificate of accomplishment, commendation from the Albany City Council, and may be eligible for paid employment with the City of Albany Recreation and Community Services Department. Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018. If selected, must be available to work Music in the Park every Wednesday evening in September, Dinner with Albany September 29, as well as, select other A/V events and promotions. This is a volunteer position.
For more information, contact Brennen Brown.
Volunteer Project in Mind?
Do you have a volunteer project in mind? Are you looking for service ideas in the community? The Albany Volunteer Corps is here to help you make a difference in Albany and the surrounding areas. Contact Brennen Brown for any questions, ideas, comments or dreams.